Chameleon Care Guide
Courols are arboreal foragers, searching amid tree or shrub branches for large insects and small reptiles, especially chameleons. Captured prey is struck repeatedly against a stout limb before being swallowed. Ground-rollers are almost exclusively ground-foraging insectivores, capturing prey by searching amid leaf litter or probing with the bill into soft soil. They take small vertebrates such as frogs or lizards. The more arboreal short-legged ground-roller (Brachypteracias lep-tosomus) prefers to forage from perches in low-to-mid levels of the forest.
Local superstitions about rails include those held by some African peoples to explain the strange calls heard from forest or marsh. The song of the buff-spotted flufftail, one of the most evocative sounds of the African rainforest, is sometimes believed to be the wail of a banshee, or the sound of a chameleon mourning for its mother, whom it killed in an argument over some mushrooms. The extinct Kosrae crake
Most coraciiform species are arboreal in their feeding, breeding, and roosting habits, though a minority of species spend much time on the ground. Most species feed on small animals, especially small vertebrates and large arthropods, and they catch their prey mainly by dropping down from a perch to the ground (e.g., true rollers) or into water (e.g., kingfishers). More aerial species may hover in search of prey (e.g., kingfishers), or they may take most food by hawking it on the wing (e.g., bee-eaters and broad-billed rollers). Many species, such the todies and motmots, combine terrestrial and aerial capture of prey into their foraging repertoire, often in quite different proportions. A few species are specialized in their foraging habits or diet for example, bee-eaters de-venom their prey, cuckoo-rollers concentrate on chameleons, and shovel-billed kingfishers (Clytoccyx rex) specialize on earthworms. A few species collect most of their food while they walk or run about on the...
The hook-billed vanga forages mostly in dense vegetation where it will tear open leaf-clumps or loose bark in search of invertebrates. When looking for chameleons, the hook-billed vangas move rapidly through the understory, hopping from vertical stem to vertical stem, looking intently for the shapes of chameleons. Hook-billed vangas take prey up to the size of a medium-sized chameleon or a bird or bat.
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